For nearly a week, Nigerian creatives have been showcasing their work on Twitter with the hashtag #WeAreNigerianCreatives. Many Nigerians across the globe rallied around the hashtag with pictures of what they create.
Fashion designers, animation artists, visual artists, props and costume makers, graphic artists, pencil artists and woodworkers among so many others. The hashtag is evidence of the huge human resource the country is blessed with.
Nigerian writer Nnedi Okorafor also joined in sharing her work. Professor Okorafor has writer over 14 books of African Science Fiction (Scifi), magical realism and has received various awards.
Nnedi Okorafor – Naijamerican professor, rudimentary cyborg & World Fantasy, Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of over 14 books of African scifi, magical futurism, juju fantasy & mystical realism. #WeAreNigerianCreatives pic.twitter.com/Q0v03zHWcc
— Nnedi Okorafor, PhD (@Nnedi) February 26, 2018
For a country that’s on the world news for disastrous news from Chibok kidnappings to corruption, #WeAreNigerianCreatives showcased another side of Nigerians that goes unreported.
Hi… I'm Nelly Ating, a female photojournalist documenting stories of Boko Haram survivors in the Northeast.
— Nelly Ating (@NellyAting) February 28, 2018
— Ifeoluwa .O (@feoluwart) February 27, 2018
The proud Nigerian creative introduced themselves and what they did. The rest was left to retweets and likes.
— Ken Nwadiogbu (@kennwadiogbu) February 28, 2018
I am Josh Egesi the recycle artist
I am a Nigerian.
I create art from waste and made the biggest bottle cover art in Africa, plsssssss rt and follow this space#WeAreNigerianCreatives pic.twitter.com/0Ga7DC7biK
— joshua egesi (@Josh_egesi) March 4, 2018
— sagir carpenter (@SagirCarpenter) March 4, 2018
Hello, my name is Somto Maduka, I’m a a woodworker. Please take a few seconds to look through my pieces and also retweet . Someone on your TL might be interested . Thank you 🙏🏾😬#WeAreNigerianCreatives pic.twitter.com/8uipcFfAHe
— Somto Maduka (@somto_imagio) March 2, 2018
— Anisiuba uche (@Anisiuba_Uche) March 1, 2018
— i.Williams (@Ibukun_Williams) March 1, 2018
I’m Temitayo Nathan, 26, Creative Director of upcoming Nigerian Brand, T.I Nathan. I have a distinct love for wearable art (sadly not appreciated in Nigeria) and contemporary minimalism. #WeAreNigerianCreatives pic.twitter.com/SxDygZLWVr
— T.I Nathan (@Temitayonathan) March 1, 2018
I’m a Men’s suit designer
— olumurewa Ogunkoya (@olumurewa) March 6, 2018
— Ajayi Tolani (@tolz_baby) March 1, 2018